This course covers building theory and practice related to residential, industrial and commercial building. Students develop specialist skills and knowledge in plan interpretation, drafting, quantities take-off, estimating, scheduling, construction technology, occupational health and safety (OHS), site supervisor surveying, cost control and business management. Students also gain general skills in design, problem-solving, construction technology, project documentation and project administration, including quality assurance.
This course is a prescribed qualification under the Building Act for builder's registration.
Units of study
Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low-rise building projects (CPCCBC4001A)
Select and prepare a construction contract (CPCCBC4003A)
Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects (CPCCBC4004A)
Apply structural principles to residential low-rise constructions (CPCCBC4010B)
Prepare and evaluate tender documentation (CPCCBC4013A)
Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for medium-rise building projects (CPCCBC5001B)
Monitor costing systems on medium-rise building and construction projects (CPCCBC5002A)
Supervise the planning of on-site medium-rise building or construction work (CPCCBC5003A)
Manage construction work (CPCCBC5010B)
Apply structural principles to the construction of medium-rise buildings (CPCCBC5018A)
Apply principles of OHS risk management (BSBOHS504B)
Manage project quality (BSBPMG505A)
Manage project risk (BSBPMG508A)
Elective units (pre-selected by the program coordinator)
Administer the legal obligations of a building or construction contract (CPCCBC5007A)
Identify services layout and connection methods to medium-rise construction projects (CPCCBC5009A)
Read and interpret plans and specifications (CPCCBC4012A)
Manage small business finances (BSBSMB406)
Manage environmental management practices and processes in building and construction (CPCCBC5011A)
Note: Changes to some subjects may apply each year to meet industry requirements.